296 Responses to Weekend 24 September 2022

  1. Mustapha Sheikup al-Beebi says:

    I recall a comment on the BBC’s bias by Charles Moore, to the effect that investigation into Tory government policies or personal troubles is ok but that the same “diligence” will not be done for the Left and favoured players such as Labour, the Greens, Obama, Biden, et al.

    The Radio 4 coverage of the Kwarteng mini-budget seemed to fit that description: there was a high degree of questioning, e.g. about where the money will come from and how the money markets will react, that we don’t hear when it’s the latest Green lunacy or environmental policy from the Lib-Dems.

    This is part of the bias: the double-standards towards different parties, rather than a questioning attitude per se.

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  2. Up2snuff says:

    Stop financing the BBC.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Not BBC – but Fedup as armchair economist . Cutting the iC rate by 1% in April 2023 signals a slightly earlier election . But I think the outlook is grim .

      The interest rate will need to go up by 0.5% next month and probably the month after . Businesses will be closing due to a combination of higher fuel prices and lower demand . U employment will start to tick up . The cost of government borrowing is rapidly increasing . The £-$ will be parity – oil prices going up – pumping inflation again…

      If Ukraine continues I reckon the outlook is dire – except for those now heading for the 40% rate …

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      • Thoughtful says:

        It’s even worse than you think with a potential emergency interest rate rise in the next fortnight pound collapsing, bond market sell off, inflation increasing etc etc.

        Truss yet another elite in a fantasy land believing there is no recession – just like Biden, looking for growth at a time of contraction and the worst recession possibly depression in a century on the horizon.

        Don’t blame Ukraine, that’s the propaganda, it’s the Green lunacy to blame for a lot of this.

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        • Fedup2 says:

          Thoughtful
          An emergency interest rise in a black Wednesday stylee ? Surely too much ? Governor of the Bank of England resigns – 1% rise – Soros betting against the pound again ?
          Just . Don’t . Go . There .

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        • G says:

          “Truss yet another elite in fantasy land”

          Yes, another one out the bucket marked, “WEF – Dire Version”

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        • digg says:

          Just possibly a total crash would be the very best outcome. Millions out of work, dole queues, poverty striking. It would 100% certain sink the green idiots insane ideas as their stupidity is swept away by the outrage.

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      • Eddy Booth says:

        And they’ve cut stamp duty again, so the house price bubble can somehow continue to inflate – even during the coming recession..

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      • Up2snuff says:

        Fed, think you mean IT rate. I suspect the opposite. Run to full term. Let the electorate experience two years of Conservative low taxation then lose to Labour and leave Labour to be saddled with tax rises to fund their pet projects.

        Yesterday’s ‘fiscal event’ is basically a ‘spoiler’ similar to things enacted into legislation by Labour (2005-2010) to make things difficult should the next GE be lost.

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  3. Thoughtful says:

    Another piece to evoke the Autumn mood, the “brutally difficult” Rachmaninov Prelude op23 no 9 played by Boris Berezovsky, not very long but its as deep as an ocean:

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  4. Flotsam says:

    Labour in opposition.
    In these difficult times I really question what Labour are doing. During the last two days we’ve had the lifting of the fracking moratorium an NHS statement and the mini budget. All I see from Labour is total negativity, there was the completely ludicrous wailing about earthquakes from Ed “San Andreas” Milliband regarding fracking. There was a tirade from some Labour person about the state of the NHS. There was a response from the Labour Shadow Chancellor woman to the amazingly radical mini budget.We were apparently supposed to believe that it all benefited the rich etc etc. I haven’t watched or heard any BBC out put but I guess they’ll take the left wing line as they normally do.

    The big problem I have is that Labour are basically eroding confidence in Britain. Given Labour’s big lead at the moment investors must surely be thinking that Britain isn’t the place to put money in. The BBC and MSM are reinforcing any doubts businesses will have. For instance, I noticed that the media seemed to applaud Ed Milliband’s attack on Jacob Reece Mog, describing it as a “savaging”. I saw no such thing, I saw a pathetic idiot re-iterating fake arguments against fracking.

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  5. StewGreen says:

    under reported story
    The plug is being pulled on UK’s first urban wind farm in Hull
    It was billed as the UK’s first urban wind farm.
    But bright hopes of it spearheading an energy revolution a decade ago have faded. Instead, some of the distinctive turbines adjacent to the main railway line and A63 in and out of Hull are set to be dismantled later this week.
    Businessman Andrew Fenton, who provided the land in Priory Park next to his commercial design studio for the development, puts their failure down to the government’s decision in 2015 to scrap subsidies and ban planning permission for new onshore wind projects. At the time, the then prime minister David Cameron claimed the public was “fed up” with onshore wind farms.
    .. Quiet Revolution, the company which installed the first two turbines at the site in Priory Park Within a year of the government’s decision, it went into liquidation

    https://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/news/hull-east-yorkshire-news/plug-being-pulled-uks-first-7582476

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  6. Concrete sea says:

    Minor Beeb news 1100 migrants crossed the Channel on Thursday. Yet 4 years ago that was near to the total for the year. Surprisingly the Government has discovered and said ‘this is a clear abuse of immigration laws’. I fully expect there to be no more crossings, but reassured by another statement saying these people ‘won’t be allowed to start a new life here’. I still find it staggering how the UK can’t even vaguely get to grips with the problem. And now another crisis looms- the performance of the England football team. I wonder if any of these visitors have brought their boots with them.

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  7. Guest Who says:

    Uh huh.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      BBC Search ‘GQ Solo’ …
      2017 Sep “Stormzy handed best solo artist prize at GQ Awards by Jeremy Corbyn”
      2015 Sep “GQ Awards: Sam Smith wins top solo prize (missing person who handed it out in 2015, not so important?)”

      “Never had a MAC-10 ( Military Armament Corporation Model 10 similar to an Uzi) or a trey pound (357 magnum gun/revolver)
      You were never bad then, you ain’t bad now
      Never had the MAC then, little nigga, back down” – Big for Your Boots by Stormzy

      – GQ Politician of the Year 2017: Sadiq Khan (or Kahn) (spelt incorrectly as ‘Kahn’ on the image {twitter – Kate Hopkins})
      – GQ Politician of Year 2016 Sadiq Khan
      – GQ Politician of Year 2015 George Osborne
      – Rapper Stormzy calls Theresa May a ‘paigon’ {dailymail.co.uk sep2017}
      – paigon. friend that lies betrays and isn’t true
      – ‘Tories have been reduced to personal name-calling’: Jeremy Corbyn criticises Boris Johnson’s ‘mugwump’ comment {telegraph apr2017}
      – STORMZY – OH JEREMY CORBYN at Glastonbury 2017 *MUST WATCH* {youtube} (p.s. not very good if you just went to Glastonbury for the songs and not a political broadcast)
      – Diane Abbott discusses online abuse “We are very clear in the Labour Party. That if you are known and you are peddling racist, homophobic, anti-semitic abuse, you will face a penalty. The problem with a lot of this abuse though is it’s anonymous. ” – Diane Abbott @1:56

      https://biasedbbc.org/blog/2017/09/04/start-the-week-open-thread-140/comment-page-2/#comment-864756

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  8. Guest Who says:

    BBC Uh huh 2.

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  9. Guest Who says:

    Clearly the Apple Watch food bankers were not polling well.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      I stopped tumbling long ago – same with the washing

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      • BRISSLES says:

        Never used mine, never had a dishwasher either.

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        • Scroblene says:

          Same here Brissles, using electricity for a tumble dryer during peak hours at such exorbitant day rates is just ridiculous, and if you used it at night, it kept the house awake! Gave it away only last year after using it for storing cake tins and a huge salad spinner for ten years!

          As for washing up, Senora O’Blene and I always did this to 1) get standing up and letting the claret digest slowly, and 2) have a decent chat between ourselves without family interference…

          But you tell the kids of today what went on back then, and they won’t believe you!

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        • tarien says:

          Brissles how do you manage? Do you do your washing by the river maybe? Do you mean to say that you actually put water in a bowl and wash the dirty dishes and all done before you go to bed, I must say you are wonderful-Sarcastic? Yes I am being-living with my Grandparents in the 1940’s-they did their washing in a massive boiler housed in the garage, and I used to help with the mangle, hard going for a lad of 7-dainty clothing was hung on pulley construction, but not when cooking Fish as Grandma did not want her knickers smelling of fish! Yes those were the days when people had to make do and mend-Mend! Of course not today the youngsters have no idea of how to go about such a task. Many in our Society have become such wimps-however yes my wife and I do have at last a dishwasher and think it wonderful.

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  10. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    This referendum thing in occupied Ukraine on wanting to be part of Russia or Ukraine.

    Will they be using the same vote counting machines as the last USA election or will they just be shooting anybody who votes to stay with Ukraine.

    I suppose they already have the ‘result’ but annoyingly have to wait the 5 days until the voting period ends.

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  11. tomo says:

    Same old…

    10+ years ago …

    and that’s it – enough Internet for the day

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  12. Nibor says:

    Nudge nudge, wink wink, say no more .

    This is the BBC’s attitude to accusations that it is biased .
    So its bias is hidden in plain sight . Its bias is swerved because it pokes fun at the fact that anyone could think it’s biased when they poke fun at the idea that they’re biased .

    You say we’re biased , that’s so ludicrous that we can do comedy sketches about you people who think we’re biased .
    Our comedy proves we’re not biased because we brought up the subject of bias and laughed it off as your stupidity. Therefore we’re not biased so stump up the telly tax and vote the way we tell you .

    But it’s all sniggering behind the snot rags . Like confronting scum who broke in a stole your television.
    No , we didn’t break in , any of us here , why would we when your TVs crap , snigger snigger looking at their mates for support.

    See the attitude tomorrow on the repeat of The News Quiz at midday.

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  13. Yasser Dasmibehbi says:

    Do you think that the BBC will be trying to lure this chap to their Channel?

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    • Doublethinker says:

      Wow. The only public place/ broadcast station that you could hear this in the UK is GBN. Some MSM outlets are too frightened to say it even if they agree with it. Some are are ideologically opposed to telling the truth about the dangerous state we are in opposite ‘ multicultural ‘ Britain.

      One only hopes that OFCOM isn’t directed by the liberal establishment to close down GBN . I fear that this is highly likely.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      He ll be on the target list

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    • Wild Bill says:

      Good luck with getting these Pakistanis sorted out, not a chance of that happening.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Jack Straw regrets opening door to Eastern Europe migrants
      Published
      13 November 2013

      https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-24924219

      Writing in the Lancashire Telegraph, Mr Straw, who is standing down as an MP at the next general election in 2015, said the policy was based on predictions about future trends which turned out to be wrong.

      “One spectacular mistake in which I participated (not alone) was in lifting the transitional restrictions on the eastern European states like Poland and Hungary which joined the EU in mid-2004,” he said.

      “Other existing EU members, notably France and Germany, decided to stick to the general rule which prevented migrants from these new states from working until 2011.

      “But we thought that it would be good for Britain if these folk could come and work here from 2004.

      “Thorough research by the Home Office suggested that the impact of this benevolence would in any event be ‘relatively small, at between 5,000 and 13,000 immigrants per year up to 2010’.

      “Events proved these forecasts worthless. Net migration reached close to a quarter of a million at its peak in 2010. Lots of red faces, mine included.”

      …………….

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  14. Guest Who says:

    Rivers of BBC.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      SURPRISE ….

      At least 1,400 children were subjected to appalling sexual exploitation in Rotherham between 1997 and 2013, a report has found.

      Prof Jay said: “No-one knows the true scale of child sexual exploitation in Rotherham over the years. Our conservative estimate is that approximately 1,400 children were sexually exploited over the full inquiry period, from 1997 to 2013.”

      Revealing details of the inquiry’s findings, Prof Jay said: “It is hard to describe the appalling nature of the abuse that child victims suffered.”

      The inquiry team found examples of “children who had been doused in petrol and threatened with being set alight, threatened with guns, made to witness brutally violent rapes and threatened they would be next if they told anyone”.

      https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-28939089

      Ahmadis suffer vicious persecution around the world. The main source of fuel for that persecution is in Pakistan, but what happens in Pakistan does not stay in Pakistan.

      I know that from my experience in the Yorkshire market town of Batley. In August 1985, when I was 11 years old, my parents organised an inter-faith meeting in the town hall. It was interrupted and disturbed when, according to West Yorkshire police, more than 1,000 extremists, led by Pakistani hate preachers funded by the Pakistani state, were bused in from around the country. The mob brutally attacked my English mother and my father, a dermatologist; my eldest brother and I; and a Welsh Ahmadi schoolteacher who was with us. My first cousin, a GP, was by chance driving through the market town that day. He saw the mob and saw his family and friends being attacked, so he stopped. He was recognised, pulled from his vehicle and savagely beaten up.

      https://www.theyworkforyou.com/whall/?id=2020-03-12a.177.0&s=islam+batley#g195.0

      …………….

      ‘Devastated’ Batley teacher ‘fearing for his life’ as he goes into hiding after Prophet Muhammad cartoon row
      He is said to be an emotional wreck and is terrified about returning to Batley

      Comments
      NEWS
      ByTalia ShadwellLocal Democracy ReporterAlex GroveContent Editor
      18:41, 29 MAR 2021UPDATED19:27, 29 MAR 2021

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    • vlad says:

      “Surprising” only to anyone who hasn’t been paying attention for the past few decades, ie the BBC.

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    • tarien says:

      Multiculturalism does not work as is seen here and in most of Europe where Multiculturalism has been allowed through the door.
      The Islamic culture in particular is as far removed from any other world culture as one could get.

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  15. Up2snuff says:

    I listened, probably against better judgement, to the start of Any Questions (R4, 8 p.m. yesterday). It is repeated today at 1.15 p.m. on R4. The audience appeared to be stacked with Labour supporters for which Victoria Derbyshire offered no ‘Dimbleby’ excuse.

    I couldn’t help but wonder what Anne Longfield and Andy Burnham said about the National Insurance increases (reversed yesterday) back in March 2022 at the time of the Budget. I wasted probably an hour on a fruitless search thanks to slow broadband, even slower computer doing weird things and a ‘private’ browser/search engine.

    Anyone with good memories here who can remember a memorable quote from those two about the NI increases?

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    • Scroblene says:

      Uppers, as my broadband seems to be behaving today, I’ve taken a peek, and after reading Burnham’s usual twaddle of empty clauses, I decided that there’s more to life than listening to drivel, so take a rest, think of England, and enjoy the weekend, like we will be doing!

      BTW, they’re never able to make a ‘memorable’ quote as they use the same rubbish every time, so it always sounds like fingernails on a blackboard!

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  16. Guest Who says:

    A bbc-selected, political young person’s perspective…

    Wonder if elder sage Springster is involved?

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  17. theisland says:

    Blair’s mob at the Labour Conference.
    Yes Tony, no Tony, three bags full Tony.
    Blair thinks HE is King now.

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  18. Guest Who says:

    Has Mishal Husain flown out to have a chat yet?

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  19. Fedup2 says:

    Today – vintage

    Oo they don’t like Conservative chancellors – they got that socialist from the IFS on to tell us only wealthy people ( like BBC presenters and politicians ) will benefit from tax cuts .

    I beg to differ.

    The markets dived because of the amount of borrowing the tories are doing – which is a weird sort of conservatism

    Then – the BBC is worried about a right wing Italian government – look away – (what happened with the Denmark one ? Absolutely no idea ) …

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  20. Guest Who says:

    This looks… very BBC.

    Not least the massive public engagement.

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  21. Guest Who says:

    Toenails obliges.

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    • Guest Who says:

      Nick gearing up for his Basic Instinct opportunity?

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      • MarkyMark says:

        Radical – confused with no plan except shouting.

        Radical … MAO?


        Diane Abbott: Chairman Mao “on balance did more good than harm”

        ……………

        In 1958, he launched the Great Leap Forward that aimed to rapidly transform China’s economy from agrarian to industrial, which led to the deadliest famine in history and the deaths of 15–55 million people between 1958 and 1962.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Do you think they’ll compete to out left each other …?

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    • MarkyMark says:

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  22. Doublethinker says:

    If , as widely predicted , Meloni wins the Italian election at the head of a right of centre coalition , with ending the cross Mediterranean invasion of Europe high on its agenda , we can expect the BBC / Guardian axis of evil to go nuts. Can’t wait , pop corn ready.

    If the Italians really are able to stop the invasion into their country from North Africa it will push the migrants towards Spain and France which will in turn provide the anti migrant parties in those countries, which have been gaining ground recently , with a substantial boost. The liberal governments of both Spain and France will be pushed to make concessions to the right or fall.

    Even countries with no Mediterranean coast but with migrant issues, Holland being the prime example , will see a shift to the right. So being optimistic we would have , Poland, Hungary, Italy, France , Spain , Sweden , Holland , Denmark, Slovakia, Czechia, Slovenia all with increasing political resistance to any further migration. Can the liberals hold out?

    Sadly one country is missing from that list of those which have increasingly strong anti migrant politics, yes the UK of course.

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  23. Guest Who says:

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    • StewGreen says:

      That’s Rachel Cunliffe running away from debate

      She’s : Senior Associate Editor @NewStatesman. Labour’s house magazine
      Devout classicist, “indulgent editrix”

      Her final tweet in her thread contradicts her first tweet
      “Having more of any SOURCE
      would increase energy security”
      Her first tweets say it’s impossible to understand why anyone would want SOURCE energy from fracking.

      Check her first tweet for PROJECTION
      She says the only reason why someone opposes something
      is cos they are dogmatists who oppose things just cos their opposition support it.

      Seems the big reason why she vehemently OPPOSES fracking, is cos some Tories support it.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Rachel Cunliffe
      @RMCunliffe
      Senior Associate Editor
      @NewStatesman
      . Devout classicist, “indulgent editrix”, at one point the only Ancient Greek teacher in South Korea
      Londonnewstatesman.com/ukJoined February 2015
      2,992 Following
      33.3K Followers

      …………….

      Experts from across the wind sector believe the useful lifespan of modern wind farms has increased to an average of 30 years.27 Sept 2019

      ……

      about 25 to 30 years
      But the solar panels generating that power don’t last forever. The industry standard life span is about 25 to 30 years, and that means that some panels installed at the early end of the current boom aren’t long from being retired.11 May 2018

      ….

      But in the process of flooding the world with cheap solar panels, many of those manufacturers were taking on big losses. And now there are signs that the Chinese government won’t prop up those ailing companies indefinitely.
      https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2013/03/23/china-might-stop-providing-the-world-with-cheap-solar-panels/
      ….

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  24. AsISeeIt says:

    Surprise, surprise edition

    Naturally our BBC prefers the negative headlines brandished by those left-leaning titles that top our national broadcaster’s press line up this morning.

    Not for the BBC will be the centre-right mid-market populist middle Britain Daily Mail: At last! A true Tory budget; or the Daily Express: We’ve got the ‘courage to bet big’ on Britain

    Optimistic, small business-minded, investment encouraging, lower tax, entrepreneurial, get up and go, self-help bootstrap attempts to boost Britain are not all to the BBC’s taste.

    Oh no, au contraire, the soundly left-leaning and corporate globalist sentiment, divisive, pessimistic is the way to go BBC-wise: Newspaper headlines: A ‘budget for the rich’ as the ‘pound plunges’ (BBC)

    Sourced – it’s not us guv – from the miserablist left-leaning ‘i’, the Guardian (say no more) and the Brussels orientated Biden-backing mega corporate FT...

    Pound plunges after Kwarteng bets UK economy on tax cuts (‘i’);

    Pound slumps below $1.09 after Kwarteng’s £45bn tax cut gamble (FT);

    A budget for the rich (Guardian)

    You pays yer money, you takes yer choice, I guess. Except the BBC licence fee is supposed to buy balance.

    The ‘i’ really has got it in for Kwasi: Dr Kwarteng or Dr Frankenstein? His experiment is a monster Waugh on politics (‘i’)

    The Guardian takes the trouble to attribute their attack line “class war” as derrived from: some Labour MPs

    BBC: Jeremy Corbyn: Tory economic plan is irresponsible – no, really, he said that.

    The BBC also goes with: The surprising violence in multicultural Leicester – surprise?

    Perhaps we’ll end up drawing a line down the middle and give one half of the town to the hindus – call it Leicester. And leave the other half to the muslims – Leicesterstan? Then they can have their regular tussles at the border.

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    • Emmanuel Goldstein says:

      Kwasimodo ringing the changes.

      Hopefully some newspaper will do the usual by putting how the budget affects different situations such as single people, family of four, pensioners and the like, all with their different incomes so that I can try to understand how this budget will work for various people.

      Is the bbbc truthful saying everybody loses unless they get more than £150k a year.
      How does it affect pensioners on the old pension of less than £7k a year.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      The BBC is very upset that people will be keeping more of the money they earn . And companies keeping more of their money too .
      People on benefits being pushed towards working for their living ? The Horror .

      2023 is gonna be a fruity year – assuming putin doesn’t hit the button . ]

      Thoughtful – here – has suggested the £ could fall so much that the dysfunctional Bank of England will have to put rates up sooner than planned . That will be a real shock and I think if they have to do it once – they’ll have to do it again .

      Those hedge funds / soros must be looking at whether they can bust the bank… again …. If you remember the much played piece from that time ‘ anyone wanna buy a house ?” As rates hit 15%
      Which I recall paying on my mortgage ….15%

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      • Up2snuff says:

        Quite right, Fed. The BBC ‘are devastated’ and brought some woman (sorry, name forgotten) on to explain how the push for growth might actually create more inflation. What this woman, thinking only of Tony Barber’s/Ted Heath’s ‘push for growth’ forgot was the Yom Kippur War between Israel and surrounding Arab nations, especially Egypt, the subsequent OPEC restrictions and the bolshy mining unions demanding more and more pay and the hold they had at the time over industry and power generation.

        OK, to be fair, Tony Barber (the then Chancellor) just like Geoffrey Howe in 1979, was following hidebound the standard ‘high taxes bad’ (unless paid by lower paid)/Tory ‘trickle down’ beliefs in the economy without realing the UK economy had changed dramatically in the 1950s and 1960s. ‘Trickle down’ just doesn’t work with an increasingly affluent workforce within a dominant retail economy.

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        • Fedup2 says:

          Up2
          The woman was I think some ‘advisor’ to the TUC – I really wished they’d get some one intelligent to represent them instead of some dog yapping about the need for ‘pay rises ‘ – always . But is never asked to explain who pays for ‘pay rises ‘

          More people on the lower end have been taken out of income tax and NI – under ‘blue labour ‘ governments ….
          People should pay something for the services they use – every one …

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  25. StewGreen says:

    You can tell who BBC opposes cos their headlines say “X defends”

    8am Radio Lincolnshire news opened with
    “The vast majority of tax payers could be worse off
    that’s according to an INDEPENDENT thinktank IFS
    about the Chancellor’s mini-budget
    these government tax cuts will not make most people better off,
    rather the tax cuts will benefit people earning over £155K
    Their head Paul Johnson also gave this warning .. unsustainable path ..tax rises and cuts will be necessary in future

    but Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng has DEFENDED the government plans to kick-start the economy
    INSISTING they are not a gamble …

    These people in our vox pop gave MIXED RESPONSES to the mini-budget”

    Tory Government makes an announcement
    and the BBC default position is to make a headline beginning with the opinion of a lefty thinktank and say the government is DEFENDING against that

    AFAIK the government shouldn’t be giving away free money to normal people
    but a strategy that encourages the rich to stay and invest in Britain and build the economy sounds good.

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    • StewGreen says:

      BBC Radio Humberside honed the narrative even more
      They spun the words around to open with “Kwasi has DEFENDED ”
      and added this word
      according to a *LEADING* INDEPENDENT thinktank the IFS”

      I capitalised the words I think they are using as framing spin words

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  26. Jeff says:

    This has nothing whatever to do with the BBC, so I apologise before I begin, but…

    Commercial TV is just as hopelessly PC as the BBC these days and it needs exposing.
    We’ve all noticed the extraordinary number of mixed marriages that are depicted in commercials. It seems that in TV land everybody is married to someone of a different race. Quite extraordinary…
    There’s another one that’s caught my eye lately.

    It’s for a charity that sponsors young girls, mainly in the middle east, giving them funds for education etc. So far so good.

    We are shown a lot of very earnest, mainly white, middle-class women talking directly to us. “I couldn’t allow my little girl to be married off to a man three times her age,” one woman tells us. “Jasmine was only eleven when…” you get the drift… Innocent little girls being raped by repulsive, much older men.

    You know, I get the feeling that most of these women are Guardian readers and BBC lovers. They probably haven’t heard of the appalling abuse going on in this country. Identical situations, but this time it’s imported paedo’s abusing little white girls. This isn’t happening thousands of miles away; this could be just round the corner.

    Perhaps we’ll see Mark Steyn or Tommy do a commercial…

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  27. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 – Toady being hypocrites?

    BBC presenters will be big beneficiaries from the top rate Income Tax cuts yesterday, especially the TOADY presenters. Just to remind them, they were complaining bitterly day after day about the National Increase in the March Budget: “It will hit poor people hardest.” Yesterday the NI Increase was reversed. That is another benefit for the high paid BBC Toady and other programmes.

    The BBC Presenters if they are so concerned for the poor they can do one of two things:
    1. Donate their tax cut or its equivalent to charities for the poor
    2. It is not possible to voluntarily pay Income Tax but you can make a voluntary payment to reduce the National Debt which, of course, benefits future generations including their children and grandchildren.

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  28. Fedup2 says:

    BBC not saying much about the Labour Party conference which apparently is happening today . The comrades will be screeching at each other about ‘conservatives ‘ ….

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  29. StewGreen says:

    Radio Lincolnshire now
    Depak Agawhal is on now promoting Lincoln’s Learn About Indian culture day
    .. https://mobile.twitter.com/Pepperells/status/1569703081549471745

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    • taffman says:

      Its about time the Indians in this country learned about British culture and to speak English every day. We have our own culture.
      Otherwise move elsewhere.

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  30. StewGreen says:

    PlanUK’s advert makes it clear
    most UK white men are pervy
    most victims are non-white girls
    One Asian market trader is briefly featured.

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  31. Concrete sea says:

    Statistics from the NHS show that patients in England were diagnosed with one of 13 Victorian diseases when admitted to hospital 421,370 times in the year to March 2022. That includes gout, cholera, TB, scurvy, mumps, malnutrition, whooping cough, measles, typhoid, scarlet fever, diphtheria, rickets, and vitamin D deficiency. It gets worse with this headline… ‘Woman covered in acne forced to give up 6 sandwich a day habit’.
    These are probably the same people complaining that the government/someone (anyone but not themselves) needs to give them more help in our biggest crisis since crisis statistics began (maybe a couple of pies to break that sandwich habit).
    It speaks volumes for the current state of our society. A total inability of many to look after their own health and welfare, yet quick to bring out the begging bowl demanding that someone else is responsible for their state of woe and should immediately bail them out.
    Self Responsibility..words that will soon fall into disuse.

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  32. taffman says:

    Despite the ho ha of the recent budget, we still have to pay the Green Levy, open borders and the bloody telly tax !
    Meanwhile we are paying millions to feed, house and heat all the illegals languishing in hotels .
    Tory government, my @…e !
    I have doubts that grass-roots Tories will be happy with the so called budget ?

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    • Emmanuel Goldstein says:

      Every channel crosser is costing the same per year as two nurses for the NHS.

      We could have 60,000 more nurses for this year’s (so far) number fleeing France.

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      • BRISSLES says:

        Its just been commented on GBN that regardless of being an accepted asylum claimant or whether an asylum claim has been rejected, housing will be provided and £40 per person can be claimed plus extra for maternity care and age and how many children are involved. So there we have it, just come here regardless and you will be given a roof and money !!!

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  33. taffman says:

    Are we being ‘nudged’ back into the EU…………..
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-62967084

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    • G.W.F. says:

      taffman

      Looks very likely. Interested in what Hungary might say on the topic. Would they want to align themselves with countries like the UK with Government and opposition hellbent on open borders and Islamisation?

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  34. Beltane says:

    Expect some schedule consuming re-runs of ‘Wolf Hall’ on the BBC soon, and a gush of fawning praise in the Sunday press to celebrate the passing of the Literary Great that was Hilary Mantel.

    Ms Mantel was great in the same way as a pile of bricks on the floor of Tate Modern is great art or a discordant cacophony is inspiring music – and those unable to appreciate the significance of these benefits to human endeavor simply demonstrate their own inadequacy. That’s the way the system works. It is literally foolproof.

    Mantel was great because she hated Thatcher which made her the darling of the Literary Left, that and the juvenile gimmick of using third person singular in written conversation. This makes it annoyingly difficult to grasp who might be speaking – requiring frequent re-reads of previous paragraphs – but gifts the litterati the reason to extol her as a fresh and exciting writer. Clever eh?

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    • Scroblene says:

      Isn’t it strange that arrogant lefties can all spit bile at normal British Conservative people, yet always get away with the issue of ‘hate crime’?

      I suppose the obverse is normal Conservative people just not liking any slebs, old footballers and ‘actors’ when they’re found to be the same sort of arrogant, intrusive and annoying lefties, no doubt wth pots of money just for being – er – slebs…

      But at least we can avoid watching and buying flicks and progs when we know there are so many commies spouting their crap, but we have to put up with the former who get far too much leftie exposure on the awful bbc, the guardianites, the iites and the observerites.

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  35. Sluff says:

    OT
    Last week I walked past a primary school in the rural North East. The car park was at the front of the school.

    The oldest car in the car park had a 19 plate.

    Thus it would appear that teachers are not that badly paid, in fact are very well paid relative to the cost of living, house prices, disposable income, and quality of life in that part of the country.

    Meanwhile those same areas are constantly supported by public money as they fail to grow. I’m not surprised. How could a fledgling private company get started when two thirds of the economy, and thus the jobs are public sector paid at national rates? The private sector cannot compete and so cannot get off the ground floor.

    It’s a tough ask to suggest the long term way to level up is to reduce public sector wages in those areas but give it time and the market would adjust.
    Problem is today’s politicians and we the public don’t give anything time.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Sluff
      Not quite the same but I was reminded about the job situation in Northern Ireland – I sort of recall that the British State is by far the biggest employer and that ‘re unification ‘ might not be the happy place Northern Ireland Republicans might think it would be ….

      … I’m sure the civil service / public sector is on the Truss ‘to do’ list but she’d need her own majority to try it ….

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  36. Sluff says:

    Has anyone commented on ‘Crossfire’, the BBC drama last week.

    Heroine- white
    Heroine’s first husband- black.
    Their two children – brown
    Heroine’s second husband – white (and BTW unsympathetically selfish, stupid, thick-headed)

    First of two family friends
    Man – white
    Woman- black

    Second of two family friends
    Man – black
    Woman- black.

    Isn’t that nice of the BBC to keep up the indoctrination of us into diversity and multicultural Britain?

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  37. StewGreen says:

    11am “Gerrard Lyons has DEFENDED the government’s budget” clip

    Then David Gray. Uni Lincoln clip
    said Bank of England is trying to cool economy to stop inflation
    conflicting with government who are trying to grow the economy.

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  38. brexiteerkent says:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-63009571

    BBC ” why the Leicester violence was surprising to so many ”

    What ???! ” surprising ” ?! Why on earth was it surprising !

    Just illustrates how unintelligent the leftie bubble inhabitants of the BBC are if they were ” surprised” by the violence in Leicester.

    They make such a point in going on about how they are so clever compared to the “stupid” right .. But they can’t even predict the bloody obvious. Says it all really about the so called ” more intelligent” left and also the BBC bubble.

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    • tomo says:

      Violence between non-whites in Leicester has been going on for decades.

      In the late 1970s I recall massive street brawls where the participants turned up wielding metal pipes and hockey sticks.

      The tensions between the West Indian community and “South Asians” produced several murders that weren’t really reported.

      What’s different here is the apparently organised importation of participants from other areas – notably Birmingham.

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  39. vlad says:

    Leicester: While the BBC prevaricate, obfuscate and complicate (in one online article they even manage to bring in the “far-right” and white “racism”), Patrick Christys tells it like it is over on GB News.

    ‘Patrick Christys issues warning over ‘losing our country once and for all”

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  40. tomo says:

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    • StewGreen says:

      libmob activists troll
      It’s part of their school bully smarmy behaviour as they lord over the rest of us.

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    • popeye says:

      This whole “illegal” immigration scenario is a scam. Many years ago (think Blair) senior politicians and civil servants were shown that the demographics of the British population meant that within 50 years pensioners would far outnumber working age people in a declining population resulting in very little tax revenue and massive liabilities. They did not think they could increase the birth rate (need about 2.2 children, actually 1.7 being born per family unit). The only solution they could see was to maintain the population by immigration. These people then actually see it as their duty to “save the Great British Public”, even the yet unborn. But there is an obvious downside. Eventually the immigrant population would outnumber the indigenous Brits and our society, evolved over a thousand years, would be subsumed by foreign practices such as corruption, inter-tribal warfare and ghettoes refusing to speak English but happy to accept Jizya in the form of benefits. This is but collateral damage to the politicians and civil servants.

      They obviously won’t admit to this and how often have we heard that immigrants are a benefit to the country. Cross channel and other immigration could obviously be dramatically decreased with relative ease, but they don’t really want to do it. We, the real British, don’t want it so they have to say they are trying everything, but their hands are tied. Who was it that introduced the Human Rights Act that allegedly has tied the hands of the Government?

      Well, here’s a challenge. Ask ONS to press a couple of buttons (that is all it would take, whatever they may say otherwise) and produce a colour-coded map of the UK by postcode showing tax receipts against benefits paid (excluding pensions, WE have paid for these ourselves!). According to them, mainly immigrant areas should show not difference from the decreasing areas of mainly indigenous folk. Go on, we dare you!

      Here is another problem. Due to their way of life, this country will have a Muslim majority by 2050. My question to politicians, civil servants, liberals, the BBC and assorted do-gooders is: “which of the present 53 Muslim-majority countries in the world do you see as a paradigm for the UK in 2050?”

      You will not get an answer, but you will get their “Get out of Jail Free” card – RACIST.

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    • G.W.F. says:

      So Jesus was a Moslem male of military age.

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  41. StewGreen says:

    12pm news “The fairness of yesterday’s tax cuts have been questioned by LEADING voices”

    .. however the clip did have a Tory voice explaining why they are fair.

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  42. Guest Who says:

    https://www.unilad.com/celebrity/bill-gates-release-mosquitos-audience-20220923?

    He also gives millions to The BBC and flies to islands unremarked.

    But the next audience numbers will be fun.

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  43. StewGreen says:

    11:30am R4 FoocC

    – Vladimir Putin’s announcement of a partial conscription of some 300,000 Russian men to fight in the war in Ukraine was interpreted by many as an act of desperation.
    Within Russia, the news sparked protests among people who are against fighting a war they don’t believe in.
    Until now many Russians had continued with life almost as normal, unaffected by Putin’s so-called special operation.
    This week changed that, says Sarah Rainsford.

    – Iran is facing the most serious challenge to its leadership in years.
    The death of a young woman in police custody, after she was arrested for allegedly failing to follow hijab rules has triggered nationwide protests in both middle class and working-class areas.
    Kian Sharifi says these protests show a stiffening resolve.

    – Pakistan : Rajini Vaidyanathan visits a hospital in Sindh Province, which was the worst affected area in recent floods.
    The World Health Organisation has warned that the country now faces a second disaster amid an outbreak of waterborne diseases.

    – Israel over : the past year, theHaredi community has struggled to deal with a series of sex abuse scandals involving high-profile religious and cultural figures. Yolande Knell, reports on the shockwaves the revelations have caused.
    (innocent girls sought elders when they’d been sexually abused
    The elders then abused them too)
    ..
    Getaria, Spain people don’t celebrate Magelllan they celebrate the guy who finished off his round the world voyage Juan Sebastián Elkano.
    Julius Purcell
    says there’s a debate about Spain’s imperial legacy, the left pushing guilt.

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    • StewGreen says:

      The Pakistan bit claimed that remaining flood waters are facilitating mosquitoes
      so malaria and dengue cases are rising.

      When I was on the Indian side, the doctor told me that malaria seems to only affect the poor neighbourhoods.
      The BBC reporter claimed the flood waters might not recede for months.
      I’m not sure that is true.
      There are mountain areas that have become green
      And many tweets talk about the River Indus levels falling.

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  44. gb123 says:

    Slight change of subject. Today I saw a TV guide with Monday’s BBC1 schedule. It made me realise what I was not missing having ditched live broadcast TV. Amongst the repeats and shallow soaps there was one which described my feelings about the BBC perfectly. “Money for Nothing”.

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  45. tomo says:

    I’m getting a whiff of libel….

    I agree with many estimates of Vine as a narcissistic bully boy – let’s hope he keeps digging.

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  46. Fedup2 says:

    I needed to relax so I switched on the Week at Westminster . Four lefty pundits ( some badged as Right ) all singing from the same song sheet . A couple even admired boris Johnson ( at first) because of that nasty woman who has taken over .

    A regular BBC comfort zone of 29 minutes ..zzz

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  47. tomo says:

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Air strikes ?

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    • tarien says:

      I really do not believe this present dangerous situation now facing the UK, IMMIGARTION, is being taken seriously by our Government. As someone has pointed out most concerningly, this nation of over 2000 years of history, that has given in so many ways, so much to this World, could by overrun by those that follow the teachings of Islam. Civil War might breal out before that time-or are the nationals all asleep and unbelieving of such a thing could ever happen-they should look around them right now, as they would see the face of change so dreaded.

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  48. Fedup2 says:

    Some times you have to admire the ferocity of BBC bias .

    The radio news reports that the old queen – reg Dwight – / ‘elton’ performed at the White House for Obama / Biden – but had refused in the past to perform for President Trump …..

    I hope hunter liked the rendition of ‘sweet painted lady ‘…

    They just can’t help it …

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  49. tomo says:

    Don’t share

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